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Leader of the Opposition
Tel: 1767 265 4334
Tel: 1 767 617 6482
Tel: 1 767 265 5365
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The United Workers Party was formed in 1988 by a group of patriots who felt the need to contribute to the development of Dominica. The founding members collectively determined that the best way to make their contribution to our country was to enter into the political arena where they could have had the most positive impact on the lives of the citizenry. The party first entered parliament in 1990, winning 6 of the 21 seats up for election, and thereby became the official opposition.
The United Workers Party: a centrist socially-responsible political party in the public interest.
Five years later, with Edison James leading it into a general election, the party increased its seat count by 5, capturing 11 seats in parliament and with that slim majority, became the government. During its tenure in office, the party enacted numerous initiatives and programs that stimulated economic growth as well as social programs geared towards assisting the poor and the elderly.
In the 2000 general election, the party lost its 1-seat majority in parliament which resulted in a coalition government being formed between the two other political parties on island. The UWP remains Dominica's official opposition to this date.
Thomson Fontaine PhD
Tel: 1 767 285 5585
Deputy Political Leader